Skip directly to content

Official Blog


  • Dr. Charles Wagner recalled a guitar he received as an 11-year-old to illustrate a message of giving to others, then gave his graduates a surprise gift: strumming that same guitar while singing Green Day's "Good Riddance" (aka "The Time of Your Life").

    With that Wagner bid goodbye to WJCC Schools (he'll be an assistant superintendent in Gloucester) and to one of the most academically competitive classes in school history.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 15, 2011


    After the gods and the space adventurer comes the idiot. Besides American Gods, Playtone is also developing American Idiot, a screen version of the Broadway musical...

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 15, 2011


    Emily’s Army have a very cool retro garage rock sound to their tunes with some pop punk and surf vibes thrown into the mix as well. They are a very young band (15–17), but already have a few West Coast tours under their wheels. Named after the Becker boys’ cousin Emily, who has Cystic Fibrosis, the band and her foundation are working together to help find a cure for the horrible disease. I spoke with Cole Becker and Joey Armstrong about all things Emily’s Army including what it was like working with Joey’s father, Billie Joe Armstrong, who produced their new album Don’t Be a Dick.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 15, 2011

    When Oakland’s Historic Fox Theater reopened several years ago, following a forty-plus year hiatus, it sparked a renaissance in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. The area quickly filled with new bars, restaurants and its nightlife came to life.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 13, 2011


    When Oakland’s Historic Fox Theater reopened several years ago, following a forty-plus year hiatus, it sparked a renaissance in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. The area quickly filled with new bars, restaurants and its nightlife came to life.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 13, 2011


    Emily’s Army debut album Don’t Be A Dick is out today, June 14th on Adeline Records. The East Bay pop-punk group will kick off their tour on June 18th in Kelso, WA. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong produced the album.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 12, 2011


    It was a Love reunion with Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon and Olivia Harrison and son Dhani at Cirque du Soleil’s fifth-anniversary celebration of The Beatles Love at the Mirage last night, while Ringo Starr appeared from Europe via video to kick off the gala celebration.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 12, 2011


    After the gods and the space adventurer comes the idiot. Besides American Gods, Playtone is also developing American Idiot, a screen version of the Broadway musical adapted from Green Day’s eponymous concept album, for 2013 premiere.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 08, 2011


    Take the Doll Walk of Fame at Rudy's Can't Fail Café, which opened Monday. This will be either the second or third time that I begin this column with Rudy's. It's unavoidable this week because there is a ribbon-cutting ceremony 6:30 p.m. Friday which Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt will attend. He is an investor in Rudy's and a rock star. It made sense to put a rock-star event at the top of the column.

    Filed under:
  • Brian's picture
    Posted by   |  
    June 07, 2011


    Most of the big details about the second location of Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe were shared a few weeks back, including its starry ownership (Green Day’s Mike Dirnt is a partner), private dining booth (with “secret” entrance to the theater), and relationship with its neighbors in the Fox Theater building.

    Filed under:

Pages